Operations order 8 August 1944



Operations order 8 August 1944
Operational programme for 8 August 1944 Serial 143/44


List screws and aircraft for operations on 8 August 1944. Includes three standby crews. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and most ticked. Includes duty personnel.



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[Underlined] 8th. AUGUST, 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR 8th AUGUST, 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] NE.138.Z.(III) [/underlined]

S/L. White.
F/S. Rickeard.
F/S. Jones.
[Underliend] F/S. Jenkins. [/underlined]
P/O. Marston.
F/S. Burnett.
F/S. Watts.

[Underlined] LM.650.T.(III) [/underlined]

F/L. Newmarch.
Sgt. Appleton.
F/O. Biggs.
[Underlined] Sgt. Handley. [/underlined]
Sgt. Launder.
Sgt. McCarthy.
Sgt. Nicholls.

[Underlined] PB.283/G.Q.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Gilchrist.
Sgt. Webb.
Sgt. Maquire.
[Underlined] F/S. McAuley. [/underlined]
F/O. Mercer.
F/S. McNeilage.
F/S. McLeod.

[Underlined] PB.251/G.O.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Freestone.
Sgt. Post.
F/S. Gage.
{underlined] F/O. Woollam. [/underlined]
Sgt. Taylor.
Sgt. Bullivant.
Sgt. Henders.

[Underlined] PB.235.G.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Westgate.
Sgt. Fisher.
Sgt. Sands.
[Underlined] Sgt. Thompson. [/underlined]
Sgt. Randall.
Sgt. Murphy.
Sgt. Gee.

[Underlined] LM.645.P.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Hart.
Sgt. Smith.
Sgt. Green.
[Underlined] F/S. Bell [/underlined]
Sgt. Codrai.
Sgt. Pierce.
F/S. Lillywhite.

[Underlined] LM.170.E.(I) [/underlined]

W/C. Thompson.DFC.
Sgt. Bender.
F/O. Turner.
[Underlined] F/S. Treloar. [/underlined]
P/O. Parker.
F/O. Hourigan.
F/O. Bradshaw.

[Underlined] PB192/G.F.(III) [/underlined]

F/L. Dobson.
Sgt. McKenzie.
F/S. Knight.
[Underlined] F/S. Johnstone. [/underlined]
F/S. Edge.
F/S. Snape.
F/S. Dry.

[Underlined] LM.654.L.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Davey.F.G.
Sgt. Legge.
F/S. Forman.
[Underlined] F/S. Jacobs. [/underlined]
Sgt. Nutty.
P/O. Pass.
F/S. Routledge.

[Underlined] LM.625.H.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Evans.
Sgt. Snoxell.
F/S. Hunter.
[Underlined] F/S. Harper. [/underlined]
Sgt. Fearn.
Sgt. Vause.
Sgt. Cahill.

[Underlined] ND.869.M.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Good.
Sgt. Holmes.
F/S. Hooke.
[Underlined] F/O. Presnail. [/underlined]
Sgt. Meredith.
Sgt. Chapman.
Sgt. Hague.

[Underlined] PB.190/G.J.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Cartwright.
Sgt. Mitchell.
F/O. Olsen.
[Underlined] F/O. Beaton. [/underlined]
Sgt. Davison.
F/S. Hargreaves.
F/S. Simpson.

[Underlined] LM.192.K.(I) [/underlined]

F/O. Anning.
Sgt. Snedker.
F/S. Cardwell.
[Underlined] F/O. Valentine. [/underlined]
F/L. Hughes.
Sgt. Vance.
Sgt. Retter.

[Underlined] ND.631.B.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Stockwell.
Sgt. Nicholson.
Sgt. Frost.
[Underlined] P/O. McCallum.DFC. [/underlined]
Sgt. Ball.
F/S. Boland.
F/S. Stocking.

[Underlined] PB.189/G.A.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Oxborrow.
Sgt. Cotter.
F/S. Hamilton.
[Underlined] F/S. Murphy. [/underlined]
Sgt. Mitchell.
Sgt. Penton.
Sgt. Halliwell.

[Underlined] STANDBY ‘U’ [/underlined]

F/O. Boswell.
Sgt. Loynd.
Sgt. Meakin.
[Underlined] F/O. Creed. [/underlined]
F/S. Hunt.
Sgt. Wilton.
F/S. Leslie.

[Underlined] STANDBY ‘V’ [/underlined]

F/O. Richardson.
Sgt. Matley.
Sgt. Davison.
[Underlined] Sgt. Stevens. [/underlined]
Sgt. Marshall.
Sgt. Harris.
Sgt. Bowsher.

[Underlined] STANDBY CREW. [/underlined]

Sgt. Jobe.
F/S. Bent.
[Underlined] F/S. Williams. [/underlined]
Sgt. Levings.

Sgt. Froud.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

W/O. Awcock.
F/S. Starkie.
Sgt. Benjamin.
Sgt. Holland.
Sgt. Price.



Duty Flight Engineer: To be detailed. Duty Electricians: ACs Neary & Morgan.
Duty Photos: L.A.C. Gerrard. Duty Sigs: Cpl. Perry & AC. Brewer.
Duty Armr.NCO’s: To be detailed. Duty Flight NCO’s: Sgts Brock & Molson.
Duty Clerk: L.A.C. Beard. Duty F/E.Officer: To be detailed.
Duty Gunnery: To be detailed. Duty Air Bomber: To be detailed.
Duty Sigs. Officer: To be detailed.
Duty Radar: F/Lt. Savage DFC. F/S. Maxwell & P/O. Cooper.


Flight Lieutenant,

for Wing Commander,


[Underlined] No.44(Rhodesia)Squadron. [/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 8 August 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 17, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7591.

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